Prayer and Reflections

                                                              

                                                 Prayer and Reflections October 25th                                                                                                Preacher Revd Alan                                          

                                        Evening Virtual Service  6:30 Mr Martyn Filsak                                                    Collection 11th  £ 262.00     Chris Cards £100

    Preacher next week Dave  

Prayer Dear Lord As we bring our prayers to you this week Speak through us, allow your precious Holy Spirit to bring us the words to say. Let our prayers be in accordance with your will and speak to our hearts to pray for the things that you want us to bring to you. In your name we pray. AMEN Prayer Needs:- The folk who for whatever reason are unable to join us for worship

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The Risk Assessment required for us to open  requires door stewards.  At present there are just 4 of us acting as door stewards.     The door steward is required to remind everyone coming in of the restrictions in place. i.e. Go in one and come out the other one.   To comply with the comprehensive risk assessment one steward needs to stay in the vestibule for the whole of the service.    It would be a help if other people offered to join these 4 and so make the rota less onerous.

  It is  intended to restart Providence Bible study on Thursday 29th October at 7.30pm.  This will take place in the church, Safe entrance and seating has been arranged in accordance  with the Risk Assessment.  Please wear your mask  Individual study books will be provided, Subject Tom Wright’s guide to the book of Acts in order to reflect on how the early church emerged from the pressures of Rome etc.

                Thank You:- Chris for your continued effort with your hand made cards  £200                                                             David for your video presentations each week                                                                                    Stewards and folk sanitising the church when we leave 

    FOR REFLECTION:  During this week I have been reading about prayer.   I am sure during this time we have all been praying about the COVID situation and also praying for people who really need support at this time. Do we consider prayer to be something that we do and do regularly ? What does it mean to you, how important is it to you ? True prayer isn’t something we do ourselves, true prayer comes when the Holy Spirit works through us and gives us the words to say even though we don’t realise that is what is happening.    Prayer is a blessing. Do we agree with that, do we recognise that it is not an action but is an interaction with the help of the Holy Spirit.     We are reminded in Matthew’s gospel not to pray to an audience, not to pray to make us look good to others around, but to pray quietly, deeply within our souls.    If we pray like the hypocrites then we do not allow the Holy Spirit to work through us.   When we truly want to reach God and want to bring to him the things on our hearts and meet with him then the Holy Spirit will truly work through us in our prayers, how powerful is that.  This week I want you to know that your prayers are powerful through Gods Holy Spirit, so never give up praying. I am also sure we have all experienced times when we want to pray but just don’t know what to say, the bible tells us : -In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27) This week I encourage you never to think I am not the right person to pray, or I don’t know how to pray, because prayer is open to all, open to all those who seek God’s will and purpose. Part of my reading this week said the below which I would like to share with you all: Prayer is an intimate conversation with the One who passionately loves you and lives in you. What a blessing and a privilege.    Helen                     

Having difficulty with praying at this difficult time    click on  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFi_hSTIaeQ       Revd Rachel our District Chair         There will be a live-streamed VoSWorship service on Sunday 1November at 6.30pm led by Mrs Beatrice Cloke  followed by Coffee and chat in Coffeeroom1 and Coffeeroom2 (links for these are at the top of the VoSWorship window) VOSWorship Live | Vale of Stour Methodist Circuit Coffee Room · Coffee Room · Coffee Room Please note: coffee rooms are traditionally open on a Sunday evening immediately after the 6.30pm service. Welcome to our live streamed act of worship Click on Link below 

https://www.valeofstour.org.uk/virtual-church/live/vosworship